, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 234-240

Current situation and progress in integrative medicine in China

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Abstract

In the past 50 years, integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, known as the Chinese version of integrative medicine (IM), has achieved significant developments. In this article, the present situation and progress in IM development in China are summarized from the aspects of IM application, policy making, scientific research, education, academic exchanges, and its future development. With continuous support from the Chinese government and successful scientific achievements in the past 50 years, the authors believe that IM will be moving forwards to a full globalization.